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Borderland’s Brewing Company Named 9th Fastest Growing Brewery in the Country

The Brewers Association the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—released its second annual list of the 50 fastest growing small and independent1 craft brewing companies of 2018. Tucson owned Borderlands Brewing Company, founded in 2010 by Michael Mallozzi and Myles Stone, was named #9.

Co-founders Mike and Myles had been avid home brewers for many years, but they started Borderlands after being involved in careers outside of the brewing industry.
Borderlands is located in the downtown Tucson’s Warehouse Arts District in a building that was built in the early 1900s, and is the former home of Tooley and Sons Produce Company. The brewery saw its’ production grow from 406 barrels in 2017 to 1,510 barrels last year.

Borderlands does not show any signs of slowing down as they are set to begin brewing in a new facility as part of a joint venture with Sentinel Peak. The venture is called Voltron Brewing Co. and presides in a 8,750-square-foot facility located at 330 S. Toole Ave.The large space allows both breweries to produce and package their own beers and will reduce each’s overall overhead.

The 2018 list presented includes only small and independent breweries. Growth is measured based on production at their own facilities.Representing 27 states across the U.S., these small and independent breweries experienced a median growth of 163 percent with the median size being 1,350 barrels of in-house production in 2018. Breweries on the list range from 50 barrels to more than 40,000, and grew from less than 70,000 barrels collectively in 2017 to more than 170,000 barrels in 2018. As a group, these brewing companies represent approximately 10 percent of total craft growth by volume for the year, and include 13 brewpubs, 35 microbreweries, and two regional craft breweries.

Here is the full list of the 50 Fastest Growing Breweries:

For more info: https://www.brewersassociation.org/

Sentinel Peak Brewing Company